Fremont Real Estate Market
Fremont is sometimes referred to as “The Artists’ Republic of Fremont”, as the art scene around Fremont is perhaps what this part of Seattle is most known for, however in recent years, a number of tech companies have also moved to the area, including Adobe Systems’ Seattle offices, the Tableau Software headquarters, and BEA Systems’ Seattle offices just to name a few.
As for things to do, the Fremont Arts Council hosts a number of widely attended and highly anticipated annual events, including the Summer Solstice Parade & Pageant and the Troll-a-ween, which is a full-fledged birthday celebration for the famous Fremont Troll that was sculpted back in 1990. In addition, there’s also the Fremont Sunday Street Market every week for locals to check out, which can only be described as part flea market, part farmer’s market.
All along Fremont Avenue, just north of the Fremont Cut, is the neighborhood’s primary business district that features a wide range of restaurants, bars, eateries, boutiques, and even a brewery. The Theo Chocolate factory also calls the Fremont neighborhood home and offers tours to local residents and visitors, should you have the urge to see how chocolate is made. And like any neighborhood that’s heavy on the arts, there’s also a number of pretty unique art galleries here as well that fully embrace the history an culture of Fremont’s early beginnings.
Homes and home styles in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood are relatively diverse, ranging from early 1900s craftsman style homes to a number of modern and contemporary condominium developments that were just recently built. But as a part of Seattle that has a growing tech presence, as well as an eclectic art scene, home prices in Fremont continue to increase, putting a premium on what’s currently on the market here, as well as making any real estate investment in the area pretty safe for the foreseeable future.